My photo shows a honeybee in the flower of a Japanese anemone (Anemone hupehensis) which are blooming at the moment in the gardens here in Central Europe. These plants seem to be very good food sources for insects. Within two minutes this single flower was visited four times by bees and two times by a hoverflies …
Do you see the yellow pollen pellet at the bee's hind leg? In German we call them "Pollenhöschen" - that means "little pollen trousers".
For photos like this my 22mm lens really is wonderfully suitable.
"Do you see the yellow pollen pellet"? What a question. Of course, it looks like the focal point of the whole picture. At the f-stop at 4 it is a good testimony to the lens. And the operator too.
I prefer to see someone being busy like a bee watching and photographing nature, however small it is, than demonstrating at pro or contra climate rallies.
A lot of perfect insect photos recently on PF. Insects in Europe must be very patient with picture taking folks, I cannot get one to stay in place long enough even for Auto-Focus lens to "concentrate" it's powers on it. Or maybe it is my fault - not enough time or patience devoted to good macro. I am encouraged to try by your, Everlasting and Gigi shots.
I will try again.
I love the way he seems to be looking right at the camera, I almost felt like I should introduce myself. I was so busy looking at that eye & the lovely fuzz that I didn't see the trousers...I think a typical German must be very detail oriented to have a name for something that many people don't even see. GLF, P